Building Practices. Integrating Services.

Solution Partner and Group Purchasing Program

Solution Partner Program and Group Purchasing provide exclusive service arrangements and discounted pricing to save you time and expenses.

PPA’s Solution Partners are your connection to the products and services that help you succeed and reduce costs. Each partner brings to you a valuable service or product at an exclusive discounted price. Additionally, each Solution Partner is expert in their field and all have extensive understanding of business of healthcare.

Through our alliance with our partners, we leverage resources, reputation and high quality, to deliver value and expertise to our participants. To learn more about the discount program contact any Solution Partner or call PPA at 402-552-3377.

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Billing and Clinic Operations and Electronic Medical Records

Custom Computing Corporation - an Omaha based company with 40 years of software development and practice management experience. Our understanding of the challenges you face as an independent physician motivates us to develop products and services that meet the needs of our clients through innovative and cost effective solutions – plus local support!

Maintain Independence – with our suite of practice management solutions which include: an optimized practice management system, an ONC-ATCB Certified Complete Ambulatory EHR and an award winning E-Prescribing system.

Reduce Risk – by utilizing our hosted solutions to comply with strict HIPAA & HITECH laws and data security, while benefiting from lower initial capital expenditures.

Increase Profitability – and add it to the bottom line with any of our professional services:

  • Medical Billing Services
  • Coding Services
  • Credentialing Services
  • Financial Services

Get Rewarded – for your hard work by utilizing our products and services to participate in the following incentive programs:

  • ACO Adherence
  • PQRS Incentives
  • Meaningful Use
  • E-Prescribing

Contact us today at 1-800-7FREEDOM or by e-mail at info@ccccorp.com to learn more about how we are helping many Nebraska and Iowa private practice physicians maintain their independence.

Health Education including Degree Programs and other training

Private Practice Associates

Throughout the year, PPA coordinates offers and sponsors training courses/programs for staff and physicians. Topics are varied and pertinent to issues facing clinics. Some programs are free and others cost a nominal fee. Contact PPA at 402-552-3377 to sign up for our education email. PPA will send you updates on all educational offerings.

Imaging Systems and X-Ray, Products and Service

Browns Medical Imaging

No other imaging company addresses the needs of care providers like Browns Medical Imaging.

Browns Medical Imaging is the most trusted source of imaging supplies and service. They offer a wide variety of imaging products, including digital and film based x-ray machines and can service all types imaging equipment. They are based out of Omaha and distribute and service equipment throughout the region.

Browns is:

 A Company Committed to Service

Deliver service at a level above and beyond the customer's expectation.

A Company Committed to Quality

We help our customers produce the highest quality diagnostic images and outputs.

A Company Committed to the Future

Built on the foundation of more than 25 years experience serving the health care industry, BMI has assembled a team of service and sales consultants with not only the knowledge to assist you, but industry resources that offers you access to the best imaging systems available. 

Browns works with all types of healthcare organizations, from clinics, to hospitals to chiropractic clinics with consistent customer services, expertise and with a wide range of products:   

  • Digital Radiography
  • Computer Radiography
  • PAC’s Systems
  • CT Systems
  • Ultra Sound
  • C-Arms
  • Mobile X-ray
  • Medical Printing Systems
  • Mammography
  • Bone
  • Densitometry
  • X-Ray Films and Solutions/Chemistry
  • X-ray Accessories and tables

Your Membership in Private Practice Associates gives you exclusive pricing and service programs. Contact Browns today to find out how you can benefit.

Contact Brown’s Medical Imaging at:
Contact: Jim Ciurej
Email: jciurej@brownsmedicalimaging.com
14315 'C' Circle
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: 402-330-2168
Toll Free: 800-701-XRAY (9729)
Fax: 402-330-1120
http://www.brownsmedicalimaging.com

Management Services and operational coordination

Management Service

Running a practice efficiently, improving processes and dealing with the overall complexity of providing high quality care can be a challenge to most practices. Constant pressure to adapt and meet the ever changing clinical environment is a must. There is no reason to go at this alone. Private Practice Associates (PPA) provides an array of transformational services. We are practice management experts, offering services built upon successful experiences in the ever-changing healthcare environment. 

PPA's Management Services are a proven way to take your practice to a higher level. Whether you are an established practice, just starting-out or looking to change how you do things—we can help you make a difference. Members of our proven and respected practice management team work with practices across the region to improve and succeed. Their combined expertise and access to resources make the PPA team an excellent choice.

PPA Practice Management Services

  • Practice assessments
  • Financial systems assessment and implementation and management
  • Fee schedule development
  • Human resources packages
  • Operational improvement
  • Practice efficiency and revenue cycle management
  • Policy and procedure development, OSHA training
  • Chart audits
  • Purchasing overview
  • Clinic operations and staffing
  • Information systems and billing systems
  • Personnel services
  • Training
  • Compliance

           And more . . .

Our goal is to work with clinics and improve them where we can with right resources in the right amount of time.

Contact Private Practice Associates at:
Contact: Stephen Peters
Email: speters@nebraskamed.com
4239 Farnam St. Suite 326
Omaha, NE 68131
402-552-3377
www.ppamember.com

Clinic Start-up and Physician Relocation Program

Private Practice Start-Up Services


Many physicians are drawn to starting and owning their own practice. And there is good reason to owning and operating your own practice. Two questions most physicians ask are: Should I do this? How can I do this?  Starting up is less daunting when you have assistance, support and guidance along the way to autonomy and independence. At Private Practice Associates (PPA) we have transitioned over 150 physicians into private practice with a proven suite of start-up services that range from full service (complete project management) to start-up consulting (guiding the process). Our team has the experience to help you make the move. If you have ever considered the move . . . contact us.
The first step is to meet with PPA for a FREE Start-up Consultation. This is a fully confidential, initial meeting to address your interest and concerns regarding starting up. This meeting is an important first step that will provide you with insight and a clear sense of direction..

Start-up Services Include:

  • Physician readiness review
  • Start-up evaluation needs assessment
  • Feasibility assessments and pro-forma
  • Human resource services
  • Project management and resource allocation
  • Financial system and billing development and implementation
  • Legal management and corporate structure
  • Timeline and project guidelines
  • Contracts and payor negotiations (Will need to join Paramount)
  • Policy manual development
  • Referral program
  • Location services and office development
  • Buying group and supply services
  • Coordination of all clinic development
  • Electronic medical record selection
  • Marketing and communication
  • Financing
  • And More

Private Practice Associates makes it possible for you to start and run your own clinic.

Malpractice Insurance and Risk Management Programs

SilverStone Group

Risk Planning and Malpractice Insurance

Your Reputation Protected!

In the healthcare profession, expectations are high and perfection is the minimum standard of care. You should expect your risk advisor to evolve with you, bringing ideas on how to keep pace with industry change. At SilverStone Group, our nationally-recognized Healthcare Practice has the ability to offer solutions for your most complex insurance needs while providing advice and training on uninsured and emerging risks.

Our Professional Risk Services Team works with more than 400 healthcare organizations to provide comprehensive risk management solutions. We keep insurance costs in check while showing organizations a new set of uninsured costs they can reduce by managing risk better. This is evidenced by the 98% client renewal ratio for our PPA program of which most have been clients in excess of 10 years.

PPA members have saved over $1 million in aggregate through the 10+ years that SilverStone Group has been managing insurance costs when compared to industry benchmarks. Even greater savings are possible when you start looking at people risk and other emerging risk areas we can identify and address. Whether you are a start-up or transitioning to the next generation, our team can show you how to get there.

PPA members are also eligible to receive a free risk analysis, valued at $2,500, to help them determine what opportunities there are to cut costs and survive healthcare reform.

The areas of risk we can analyze include, but are not limited to:

  •  The impact of healthcare reform as it relates to your employee benefit plans
  •  Reputational, ethics and fraud risk
  •  Management of professional exposures
  •  Employment practice issues
  •  Retirement and benefit plan compliance/ROI
  •  Protection of client/customer/patient/employee information
  •  Proper insurance design/pricing for remaining insured risks
  •  Due diligence (ensuring business partners manage risk as well)                       
  •  Succession and continuity planning
  •  Selection of key employees
  •  Changes in compensation
  •  Employee engagement

Contact Silverstone Group at:
Contact: John Marshall
Email: jmarshall@ssgi.com
11516 Miracle Hills Drive, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68154
800.288.5501
402.964.5400
402.964.5454 fax
info@ssgi.com
http://www.silverstonegroup.com/

Payor Contract Negotiation and Accountable Care Organization Services

Paramount Group, LLC

Being a part of an Independent Physicians Association (IPA) has a lot of advantages.

Paramount Group, LLC is one of the Midwest’s most respected contract negotiation organizations. Paramount Group maintains the contracts with its payor groups so you can focus on what is important: quality and efficient patient care.  Paramount negotiates contracts from the physician's perspective and continuously evaluates and monitors the healthcare environment to ensure that the needs of its members are being met.

There are many benefits to joining Paramount Group and physicians and clinic managers are encouraged to contact us to learn more about the benefits.

Paramount Group Offers:

  • Provider focused contract negotiations
  • Contracts are reviewed annually  
  • Obtain delegation of credentialing when required
  • Act as a liaison between plans, physicians and accountable care organizations
  • Payor resource center and education
  • Credentialing and Quality Assurance program to help ensure quality
  • Dispute resolution  
  • Physician and hospital relations

        And more . . . .

There is a nominal fee to join Paramount. However, the cost is offset by the services provided and outcomes achieved.

Join Paramount Today and Let Us Work For You

To Join: A prospective physician is required to complete the appropriate paperwork, which includes a Paramount Group Physician Agreement and Consent & Release Forms. Currently, Paramount uses the services of Nebraska Credentialing Verification Organization (NCVO) for our application and verification services. They can be reached at (402) 343-1108. Upon approval of the Paramount Credentialing Committee and Paramount Board, the physician is eligible to participate in any or all of Paramount's plans. Some plans have their own credentialing criteria, which must be met as well.

Contact Paramount Group at:
Contact: Theresa Lucas
Email: tlucas@nebraskamed.com
4239 Farnam St. Suite 321
Omaha, NE 68131
402-552-3377
www.ppamember.com

Document Management and Printing and Advertising Services

Document Management and Printing Services

Performance Group

No other print management and marketing service provider understands healthcare like Performance.

Performance Group, Inc., is a local, full-service print management provider with over 250 years of collective print management experience.  The goal of the Performance team is to apply our industry experience and expertise to work for your practice to meet your company’s print management requirements.

Performance Group, Inc. and Private Practice Associates (PPA) have teamed together to provide PPA members with a host of affordable, quality print solutions for your practice. 

Cost savings program:  The Performance Team has developed a Print Management program designed to offer members of the PPA network special price discounts on all office and medical forms, promotional and marketing materials, and many of the file room products items you use within your practice. 

Product Offering:  Performance Group, Inc. offers our PPA member network a full line of products including:

  • Medical and office forms
  • Full-color marketing materials
  • Labels & labeling software
  • Advertising promotional Items
  • File room products

On-Line Print Management: Performance Group, Inc. also offers all PPA members a robust on-line print management tool to gain the benefits of reduced print and procurement costs, faster turnaround times, improved accuracy and a better way to manage inventories of your printed materials.  Most of our clients realize a measurable increase in office efficiencies and increased productivity when implementing our print management program.

Contact Performance Group, Inc. at:
Contact: Steve Connelly
Email: steve@formsguys.com
13308 Chandler Road, Omaha, NE 68138
(402) 896-9400 • (800) 913-9015
Fax 402-896-9308
http://formsguys.com/

Medical Waste Disposal and Document Destruction Services

Medical Waste Disposal and Document Destruction

            Medi-Waste Disposal and Paper Tiger Shredding

You want your medical waste and documents disposed of with efficiency and confidence. You cannot afford any mistakes when it comes to waste disposal.

Medi-Waste Disposal is a licensed and permitted transporter of medical waste, serving Nebraska and Iowa. They provide secure route pickup service of medical waste for healthcare facilities of all sizes. This service is provided for one low, flat rate that covers everything. There are no additional charges for containers, boxes or bags, no stop charges or fuel surcharges and no hidden fees of any kind.

Unlike some medical waste disposal companies that bill you every month regardless of whether or not they’ve serviced your facility that month, we bill you only when we pick up your medical waste. If we do not pickup medical waste at your facility in a given month, there is no charge and you won’t receive an invoice from us.

Whether your healthcare facility requires daily service, quarterly service or something in between, we will meet your needs.

Trust Paper Tiger Shredding for document shredding.

To learn more about the services call: Toll Free 855-4 RED BAG or email info@mediwastedisposal.com

Website for medical waste:  www.mediwastedisposal.com

Contact Paper Tiger Shredding:

Contact: Todd Johnson
Email: todd.johnson@papertigershredding.com
4201 Lowell Circle,
Lincoln, NE 68502
Toll Free: 855-4 RED BAG 855-473-3224
Local: 402-261-4157
www.papertigershredding.com/medi-waste-disposal-services.htm

Office Supplies Facilities Supplies and Health IT Supplies and Services

Office Supplies and Facilities Supplies including IT Hardware

            Staples Advantage

Healthcare Professionals Rely On Staples Advantage

Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for healthcare office solutions. With the Staples Advantage program, healthcare organizations can find even greater access to supplies at exclusive prices. Staples provides products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, furniture, technology, Copy & Print,  cleaning and facilities supplies. Staples has a complete IT solutions program, specifically focused on healthcare providers and clinic needs.

Your membership in PPA offers you exclusive online ordering and customized pricing depending on your exclusive needs. The PPA pricing program also works when purchasing directly from a Staples store.

Additionally, through PPA, you have a dedicated Staples representative available to consult on your organizations needs.

Staples Advantage Offers solutions for

  •  Office Supplies
  •  Managed Printing
  •  Facility Solutions and material management including supplies
  •  Healthcare Technology Solutions including all IT products service
  •  Furniture Systems and design
  •  Cleaning and janitorial options and products
  •  Promotional and display items
  •  Printing and document management
  •  IT services and information storage

           And More . . . .

To set-up your Staples Advantage Account contact Staples directly.

Contact: Todd Dinges
Email: Todd.Dinges@Staples.com
4205 South 96th St.
Omaha, NE 68127
Phone: (402) 898-6536
www. StaplesAdvantage.com

Medical and Surgical Supplies

Medical Equipment & Supplies and Surgical Supplies

            Shared Service Systems and Physician’s Choice

Well run healthcare organizations know to not trust their medical supply chain to unknown or untested distributors. You need the best distributor to be on your side.

Shared Service Systems is a full-line, regional healthcare products distributor serving healthcare providers in a four state region for over 40 years.  Shared Service Systems currently serves physician offices and clinics in large and small settings, both urban and rural. We can supply practically everything needed to efficiently run your clinic or hospital.

As a special program for PPA, your clinic can be a part of the Physician’s Choice Buying Program and this is a special purchasing plan designed exclusively to meet the unique supply needs of physician practices, clinics and related healthcare groups. Physician’s Choice Buying Program offers your office quality products at substantial savings.

Shared Services Can Supply:

  • Medical-Surgical Equipment and supplies
  • Patient Care items
  • Laboratory supplies
  • Orthopedics kits and supplies
  • Capital Equipment
  • Diagnostics equipment/instruments
  • Office Furniture
  • Office Supplies

And More . . . we have access to thousands of items. 

Our dedicated sales consultant staff can meet to go over you current material list and make recommendations on your supplies. We also offer convenient ordering either by web, in person, fax or phone.

To learn more about Shared Service Systems and Physician’s Choice Buying Program contact Shared at: 402-536-5300 or go to their Website: www.sharedomaha.com

To speak with their Sales Consultants:

Contact:  

Kevin Giles   402-536-5300   kevin.giles@sharedomaha.com

Tim Dougherty  402-536-5300   tim.dougherty@sharedomaha.com

Drew Borske   402-536-5300    Andrew.borske@sharedomaha.com

Health Care IT and Computer Networks and Health Information

Computer System Integration and EMR Configuration

            WRK Systems

IT Networking Solutions

WRK Systems provides complete single source computer networking and support solutions to medical clinics throughout the Midwest. Our networking and EHR integration services include the following: 

Onsite Network Installation and Integration - We are hardware and software integration experts, and work with many EHR software vendors to provide a secure and stable IT environment. We will support your practice during the entire implementation and deployment process – from defining your IT network requirements to coordinating deployment with your selected software vendors to on-site support services.  Our Proactive Management Service offers on-going support and management of your entire IT infrastructure.

Onsite and Remote Backup – Whether you chose to backup your data onsite (at your practice) or offsite (remote storage), WRK Systems can help you. WRK will evaluate your practice’s data backup needs and develop a customized and effective solution. Let us help you decide what best meet your needs.

Remote Access Solutions - Our expert technicians can set up any number of remote communication systems for your practice so you can stay in touch with your office anytime and anywhere. Our solutions include: Secure VPNs, SSL Portal Access, and other remote access configurations.

System Upgrades which can help your medical practice run more efficiently such as:

  • Secure Wi-Fi Implementation
  • Firewall Solutions
  • Hosted “Cloud” Email
  • Microsoft Exchange internal mail
  • VMWare & Citrix Virtualization Solutions

PPA Members are eligible for following exclusive discounts:

  • Zero Cost Network Evaluation
  • 20% - Services Discount (Startup Clinics)
  • 10% - Support Agreement Discount

Contact WRK at:

Phone:  800-888-2135         
pheller@wrksystems.com
www.wrksystems.com

Employment Verification and Background Checks

Background Check and Employment Verification

            Protec Systems

Healthcare organizations throughout the region know the value of background checks.

Protec Systems is a comprehensive background check organization that searches applicant information nationwide for clients in a variety of industries and obtains public record information for use in the hiring process.  Each service we provide must meet three criteria:

  • Improve Employee Selection
  • Enhance Employee Retention
  • Reduce Liability Exposure

Clinics and hospitals rely on Protect to help make the hiring process complete. Protec uses a variety of methods to obtain public records information from over 3,500 repositories across the USA. Our search process retrieves the most current information available. Record results are obtained through both on-line access sources directly to state and county agencies, as well as physical records searches within public repositories across the country.

To establish an online account and to make your hiring as complete as possible contact:

Protec Systems
Contact: Thomas Noack
Email: tnoack@protec-usa.net
13322 I Street
Omaha, NE 68137-1111
(402) 691-0919
www.protec-usa.net

Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery/Collections

    Hauge Associates

In these economic times, debt collection is vital, and you want the best working for you.

Debt Recovery-Hauge Associates, Inc- with more than 30 years of cost recovery service experience and a strong commitment to customer service--Hauge operates one of the most efficient and proven cost recovery and collections programs in the region. Healthcare professionals rely on Hauge.

To learn more about their program contact them directly at:
Hauge & Associates Contact: Charlie Cole
Email: charliec@haugeassociates.com
Phone: 800-284-3131
www.haugeassociates.com/